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July 29, 2009
ColoradoBiz Update
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A sneak peek at the August issue

Q3 real estate report: Senior housing loses steam to recession
While some major senior housing projects have opened, others have stalled due to the financing crunch and lower demand. The good news is there has never been a better time to retire to a Colorado retirement community. By David Lewis

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The future of influence, part 2: Defining trends
As we think through the trend lines that will govern tomorrow's influence brokers, we begin to see a radically different world emerging. This is a sport where only the most agile can play -- and the smaller your niche, the greater your chances of survival will be. By Thomas Frey and Raymond Alvarez

Colorado's slice of Treasury's $3 billion renewable energy pie
While the Treasury expects 5,000 projects nationwide to apply and receive approximately $3 billion in renewable energy grants, one might expect a decent portion of these projects (and these grants) to be located in Colorado. By Adam Cohen

A parent's letter to my children in school
Recognize that the only limits you face are those you set for yourself. Strive for excellence ... not perfection; and don't forget to have fun. By Jeff Thredgold

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Community Calendar

Check out Pat Wiesner's "So You Want to Start a Business" workshop on Aug. 14 at the Highlands Ranch Library, as well as ColoradoBiz's other sponsored events, community events or submit an event.


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Room 214: How Twitter can help improve your customer service
Jason Cormier and Jason Clark of Boulder social media and marketing firm Room 214 talk about the effective use of tools such as Twitter, including how the firm helped Qwest improve its customer service.


Colorado Sustainable Design Awards

Celebrate the state's best architecture
ColoradoBiz wants to recognize statewide building projects that exemplify social, environmental and economic sustainability. The magazine is now accepting applications for the Colorado Sustainable Design Awards, a program launched in partnership with the American Institute for Architects (AIA Colorado), the Urban Land Institute (ULI Colorado) and United States Green Building Council, Colorado Chapter (USGBCC).

Hot Biz Deals

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See ColoradoBiz stories on Channel 7

Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz on "The Road to Recovery"
As the economy continues to challenge businesses and consumers, KMGH Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz are collaborating on stories that explore how businesses are coping - and succeeding - despite the downturn. Look for new installments of "The Road to Recovery" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays, during the second half of the 4 p.m. broadcast. You can also find them online at

Best Companies Online registration has been extended for the 2009 Best Companies to Work for in Colorado educational workshop and awards gala on July 31st at the Westin Westminster: Register here. The workshop, The Business of Being Great, includes a presentation by Rich Boyer of ModernThink, who will discuss this year's survey results and provide insight about how Colorado employers relate to their employees, especially in these difficult economic times; past winners will also participate in a panel discussion. ColoradoBiz is proud to be a media sponsor of the fourth annual program, which is dedicated to finding and recognizing Colorado's best employers.
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